The Readout: A Conversation on the Role of the Diplomatic Security Service

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State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a conversation with Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Mike Evanoff.
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a conversation with Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Michael Evanoff.

The Readout: A Conversation on the Role of the Diplomatic Security Service

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert held a conversation with Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Michael Evanoff, who discusses the role of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) around the globe.

During their conversation, Assistant Secretary Evanoff shared a readout of his trip to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games, where he served as the lead State Department Diplomatic Security Service official overseeing a team working to protect the U.S. Delegation and Team USA athletes in Pyeongchang and surrounding areas. The two discussed DSS’ history of serving in this role at Olympic Games and other major sport events like the World Cup.

Spokesperson Nauert and Assistant Secretary Evanoff also discussed DSS' efforts to ensure the safety of the Secretary of State as well as their regional security efforts to protect U.S. Embassies and consulates around the world that ensure the Department is able to carry out its mission. Additionally, he shared ways DSS ensures the safety of traveling U.S. diplomats and other Department employees, as well as high-level U.S. visitors, Congressional delegations, and reporters in countries around the world.

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